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Unable to see files on Samsung phone with bluetooth

Postby smcleish on Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:29 am

Hi all,

I've recently got a new phone, a Samsung GT E2120 (it's a bottom of the range Samsung, but has all I need on it). It does bluetooth, and I can connect laptop (Mint xfce Maya 64 bit) and phone fine, except I can't see files. File transfer is one of the main things I want to do, because I'm also using the phone as an MP3 player. I can see directories fine, on both the phone itself and the micro SD card I added. This happens both when I browse and when I look in directories I know have files in with obexftp on the command line (the first command shows a directory being listed, the second files not being listed):

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% obexftp -b <redacted MAC address> -c "/Memory card/Music" -l
Browsing <redacted MAC address> ...
Connecting..\done
Tried to connect for 122ms
Sending ""...|Sending "Memory card".../Sending "Music"...-done
Receiving "(null)"...|<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE folder-listing SYSTEM "obex-folder-listing.dtd">
<folder-listing version="1.0">
<parent-folder />
<folder name="1" modified="20041022T041107Z" created="20041022T040402Z" accessed="20041022T124136Z" />
</folder-listing>
done
Disconnecting../done

% obexftp -b <redacted MAC address> -c "/Memory card/Music/1" -l
Browsing <redacted MAC address> ...
Connecting..\done
Tried to connect for 122ms
Sending ""...|Sending "Memory card".../Sending "Music"...-Sending "1"...\done
Receiving "(null)".../<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE folder-listing SYSTEM "obex-folder-listing.dtd">
<folder-listing version="1.0">
<parent-folder />
</folder-listing>
done
Disconnecting..-done


This folder has 100 MP3 files in it.

Does anyone have any tips as to how I can work out what the problem is? The bluetooth adaptor is a cheap Toshiba one plugged in a USB port (sold as Teknika).

Many thanks,
Simon
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Re: Unable to see files on Samsung phone with bluetooth

Postby Hugo Notte on Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:58 pm

At least on the Samsung Galaxy series you have to make files on the phone visible to other bluetooth devices. Once you display the folder content on your phone, try to find the option "bluetooth visibility". Then you should be able to select each file in that folder and make it visible via bluetooth.
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